NATO High Alert 300,000 troops
NATO places 300,000 troops on high alert, ready to attack Russia over fictional “cyber attacks” and “propaganda”
“We have seen Russia being much more active in many different ways.”
“We have seen a more assertive Russia implementing a substantial military build-up over many years; tripling defence spending since 2000 in real terms; developing new military capabilities; exercising their forces and using military force against neighbours.”
We are responding with the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War.”
Adam Thomson, the outgoing permanent representative to Nato, estimates that at present, and that speeding up this rate is of top importance.
The measures come in response to Russia flexing its military might abroad, and holding nuclear war drills at home.
Putin’s decision to hold military drills so close to Nato’s emergency exercises in Montenegro – which went ahead despite Moscow’s drills – was seen as a brazen stand-off between both sides.
Igor Sutyagin, an expert at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, said:
Meanwhile, Russian authorities have been accused of attempting to pervert the democratic process of the US presidential election by hacking into Democrat emails and sharing findings with vigilante publishers such as WikiLeaks and DC Leaks.
From Britain's Daily Mail
Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of 300,000 troops which they can put on 'high alert'.